Published by PETA.

In a previous post, I was singing the praises of Pangea and all the vegan chocolates, cakes, and cookies it sells. Well, I’m not done raving yet: Pangea just started selling the yummiest, “creamiest” vegan mac ‘n’ cheese ever. It’s called Leahey Macaroni and Cheese, and it’s the best “boxed” mac ‘n’ cheese I’ve had since I went vegan 17 years ago.

It comes with a powdered sauce mix, but it isn’t an unnatural fluorescent orange like Kraft macaroni and cheese. It’s only 97 calories per serving, too—and it’s cholesterol-free, of course. Plus it’s only $2.99, which isn’t bad considering how delicious it is.

A few years ago, Tofutti added a macaroni ‘n’ cheese dinner to their expansive line of dairy-free foods. It was rich and gooey—not bad at all—but they stopped selling it, so it must not have been one of their more popular products. Some people like Road End Organics Mac & Chreese, although I personally wish it were a bit “cheesier.”

But back to Pangea … when you order this fabulous mac ‘n’ cheese—do it now, you won’t regret it—you should also get some new vegan caramels for dessert. They’re chewy and delicious on their own, but they’re even better covered in dark chocolate. I just melt chocolate chips in a double broiler (you can melt chocolate in the microwave too) and dip the VeganSweets caramels in. Place them on aluminum foil, and put them in the fridge for a few minutes for the chocolate to harden.

Serve the mac ‘n’ cheese and the chocolate caramels with a salad, some fruit, and whole-wheat bread, and you’ve got dinner—simple but scrumptious.

If you know of a vegan mac ‘n’ cheese that’s even better than Leahey’s, please let me know. And I’m always looking for new recipes.

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